British actress and model Tania Mallet
, who played Tilly Masterson in the 1964 James Bond classic “Goldfinger
,” has died. She was 77.
The official James Bond Twitter
account announced her death on Sunday. “We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in ‘Goldfinger
’ has passed away,” the tweet reads. “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”
We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger
has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/gMkqqheGJ7
— James Bond (@007) March 31, 2019
Mallet was a first cousin to actress Helen Mirren
. She was born in Blackpool, England, to British father Henry Mallet and Russian mother Olga Mironoff, a sibling of Mirren’s father.
Mallet was working as a model when she was cast as Masterson by producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli. She